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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:Friday 5 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Operator:Kuwait Air Force
Registration: KAF317
C/n / msn: 4350
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saint-Vincent-de-Barrès (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:London (unknown airport), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
Crashed just north of Montélimar after a lightning strike.

Sources:
» Flight International 03 January 1981 (29)
» Flight International, 27 September 1980


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